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    Default 2008 Mock Draft contest

    Just to compare who had the most accurate most draft.

    1.Chicago
    Derrick Rose, PG
    Age: 19, 6'3", 190 lbs.
    Memphis, Freshman


    I hate Chicago.
    I hope Derrick Rose becomes a bust just like Jay Williams


    2.Miami
    Michael Beasley, PF
    Age: 19, 6'9", 235 lbs.
    Kansas State, Freshman



    3.Minnesota
    Brook Lopez, C
    Age: 20, 7'0", 260 lbs.
    Stanford, Sophomore


    T'Wolves should trade the 3 pick.

    Randy Foye isn't the answer at PG, drafting him over Roy was an awful move. Foye is an undersized SG who isn't really that special.

    Al J is awesome, but theres their only legit starter. Jaric, Synder, and Gomes are all bench players.

    So T'Wolves need to trade down; and get as much talent as possible. If I was them, I would trade with the Nets #10 and #21. At 10, they can draft Augustin or just the best player available(there will be plenty). At 20, they can grab someone who can compliment Al Jefferson, like Robin Lopez. A safer pick would be Brandon Rush or Chris DR, they need a SG. Brewer is a total bust; McHale is really one of the worst GM's in the league. T'Wovles were very close to having a title but a lot of bad decisions and an unhappy KG kept them from getting to the top. Now its back to the bottom.


    4.Seattle
    Kevin Love, PF/C
    Age: 19, 6'9", 255 lbs.
    UCLA, Freshman


    As for Seattle; drafting Green was a mistake. Green is a tweener, and isn't that great of a PF. Durant should move back to his natural position at SF. Seattle should try to grab Bayless or Kevin Love. Kevin can dominate the paint and shoot outside. He and Durant would be a dangerous duo. Bayless tends to be a ball hog and will take touches away from Durant in the perimeter. Love is a guy who doesn't hang around the perimeter despite being a great shooter. He's a great passer and has good chemistry with his perimeter players. Seattle should consider this move; if not take Lopez who would also match up well with Durant.

    They need to move on with Wilcox, Petro and Swift. Bad decisions by the organization. Keep Watson; elite defender and isn't a terrible shoooter...good veteran PG NEEDED for a team with young players...they could draft a franchise PG next year.

    The top 3 for Seattle
    Lopez
    Love
    Bayless

    Wildcard
    O.J. Mayo


    5.Memphis
    DeAndre Jordan, C
    Age: 19, 7'0", 260 lbs.
    Texas A&M, Freshman


    Memphis has an unnecessary clog of PG's on their team. Conley is the best PG; he averaged about 15/5/5 shooting over 40% from 3pt range in April. Memphis is solid with Mike Miller; one of the leagues best shooters and can rebound and pass the ball well at the SG position. He's a veteran thats needed; they don't need to move him. Rudy Gay is the best player on the team, an amazing all around talent that can play multiple positions, is a freak athlete, good shooter, rebounder, has moves in the post and is becoming a good defender. But the problem is his game is like Shawn Marion's, you can't depend on him to carry the team. All Gay can do is assist the team with his all around attributes. Memphis could actually use a guy like Zach Randolph; because they already have a shot blocker in Darko. Jordan would be a typical pick for them; if they can improve Jordan's work ethic and the time he puts into practicing basketball; they'll have a monster.

    The top 3 for Memphis
    Lopez
    Love
    Jordan

    Wildcard
    Arthur


    6.New York
    O.J. Mayo, PG/SG
    Age: 20, 6'5", 195 lbs.
    USC, Freshman


    Where do I start? I've said so much about this team I feel like a broken record.

    PG is the most important position. Though Marbury is still a very good PG in the NBA, he has an expiring contract is on the down hill position in his stellar career. Marbury won't be the PG of New York in the future. Therefor we need to fill the PG position with the best available PG's.

    What should the Knicks look for in a PG?

    Elite skills in creating shots for himself and his teammates
    Great work ethic for major improvement and progression each season.
    The best passer available.
    A guy with range to keep the defense honest.
    PG who isn't afraid of the clutch and is willing to take on the leadership role of the team.

    With those basic needs; I would rank the PG's like this (Rose would be picked already)

    DJ Augustin
    Ty Lawson
    Russel Westbrook
    OJ Mayo
    Jared Bayless

    Take notice how the the guys at the bottom are actually ranked very high in NBAdraft.net and Draftexpress's mock draft as top 3-10 picks.

    Augustin is a sleeper pick Knicks can't pass on.

    At SG, its really simple. Mayo is a special prospect and probably the best all around guard prospect in the draft. If he's available Knicks must take him. Crawford's playing style will keep us in a losing position until he's gone from the team. Guarantee this; once Crawford is traded, the Knicks winning % will sky rocket.

    at SF, Anthony Randolph won't be a bad pick; but SF is a very easy position to fill in. I would prefer a guy like Joe Alexander who is more skilled, physical and just as athletic; being the superior shooter/scorer.

    at PF, we'll be fine with Lee; if he doesn't improve we can seek an improvement later in the future.

    at C, Lopez would be the man.

    Knicks top 3
    Mayo
    Lopez
    Augustin

    Wildcard
    Joe Alexander


    7.Los Angeles
    Jerryd Bayless, PG/SG
    Age: 19, 6'3", 199 lbs.
    Arizona, Freshman


    Brands injury kept the Clippers far away from the competitive top 8 in the West. Maggatte and Kaman did have career years though. So if Brand is healthy, Clippers front court is pretty much set.

    But they one of the worst backcourts the NBA. The aging undersized duo of Knight and Mobley won't cut it. Livingston is always injured every season and won't improve because injuries do play an affect in your ability and confidence.

    Clippers need to look for the best available guards in this draft. Bayless may fall down, but the farther he'll fall is to the Clippers. Bayless should be the #1 priority for LA. Westbrook would be a 2nd good choice. They don't need Gordan as much because all Gordan is an athletic Cuttino Mobley.

    Clippers top 3 prospects
    Bayless
    Westbrook
    Mayo

    Wildcard
    Gordon


    8.Milwaukee
    Eric Gordon, SG
    Age: 19, 6'3", 215 lbs.
    Indiana, Freshman


    The best thing you can say about the Bucks is Bogut's improvement. He's now in the range of 15 PPG 10 rebounds and 2 blocks, not bad for a number pick who's still improving. His one on one defense has been good, and is probably the Bucks only good defender.

    Villanueva, Williams and Redd are probably the worst at their position on terms of man to man defense. This three some really hurts the Bucks from ever even thinking about contending. Redd isn't a franchise player or a guy that can carry a team. He'll be a great secondary scorer though. Bucks should consider this trade.

    Micheal Redd
    Dan Gadzuric

    for

    Wally Zerb(expiring)
    Eric Snow(expiring)
    2009 first round pick

    Bucks rebuild with some free cap space.

    Bucks should consider drafting the best player available since they won't find much at #8

    Bucks top 3
    Eric Gordon
    Danilo Gallinari
    Anthony Randolph

    Wildcard
    Joe Alexander


    9.Charlotte
    Anthony Randolph, SF/PF
    Age: 18, 6'11", 220 lbs.
    LSU, Freshman


    J-Rich trade was good for the Bobcats, but now they need a player to compliment Okafor's weaknesses. The ideal player would be Love, but he may not be available for them. Anthony Randolph would be another choice for them, but still a risky position for the Bobcats. Darell Arthur would be the most safe and available pick for them.

    Bobcats top 3
    Love
    Randolph
    Arthur

    Wildcard
    Jordan


    10.New Jersey
    Danilo Gallinari, SF
    Age: 19, 6'9", 209 lbs.
    Armani Jeans Milano, International


    For the Nets; it comes down to 3 guys. Gallinari, Randolph and Jordan. Joe Alexander could be available as a replacement since Richard Jefferson may be on the trade block. Nets don't have to worry so much since they have a developing young PG with great defensive skills and athletic/speed ability like Harris. Carter, like Redd cannot carry a team. Nets need to either use their two first rounders to try acquire a guy who can bring this team to the playoffs. Or just wait until they get cap space so they can sign Lebron to Jay-Z's orgy.

    Nets top 3
    Jordan
    Gallinari
    Randolph

    Wildcard
    Alexander


    11.Indiana
    D.J. Augustin, PG
    Age: 20, 6ft, 181lbs.
    Texas, Sophomore


    Tinsley is finished; injury prone PG who hasn't improved much at all. They need a PG desperately, and just more talented players period. They're set at SG/SF with Dunleavy/Granger. O'Neill and their other big men are aging and are on the decline. Augustin, McGee, Kosta Koufos, and Darell Arthur would all be very strong picks.

    Indiana's top 3
    Augustin
    McGee
    Arthur

    Wildcard
    Kosta Koufos


    12.Sacramento
    Darrell Arthur,PF
    Age: 20, 6'9", 215 lbs.
    Kansas, Sophomore


    Similar to Indiana, in need of a PG and some big men. Hawes is still developing, a great complimentary player would be Arthur(King Arthur would be a sick nickname too) if DJ Augustin is still avaible, Kings can't pass him up for nothing.

    King's top 3 valued prospects
    Darrell Arthur
    DJ Augustin
    Russel Westbrook


    13.Portland
    Russell Westbrook, PG/SG
    Age: 19, 6'3", 187 lbs.
    UCLA, Sophomore


    Nothing could be better for Portland if Westbrook fell to them. He would fit in perfect with their system. Portland is a borderline playoff team and basically a lock for the players with the return of Oden. Westbrook would pair up with a very good passing and fundamental SG in Roy. Both Westbrook and Roy would compliment and fill each other's gaps.


    14.Golden State
    Joe Alexander, SF/PF
    Age: 21, 6'8", 230 lbs.
    West Virginia, Junior


    GS should consider trading this pick to obtain an A caliber player. Davis is a B+ caliber player and everyone elso is a B-C+. They need a guy who can compete lead GS against guys like Bryant, Duncan, Paul, Williams, Nowitski, Yao, etc. Davis isn't that dude.


    15. Phoenix Suns
    Chase Budinger, SG/SF
    Age: 20, 6'7", 190 lbs.
    Arizona, Sophomore


    -Raja Bell is aging, Budinger is a local guy who would enjoy playing with Steve Nash as an athlete who can play the spot up shooter role and also create his own shot; perfect run and gun player for Phoneix.


    16. Philadelphia 76ers
    Jason Thompson, PF
    Age: 21, 6'11", 250 lbs.
    Rider, Senior


    -This is the Rodney Stuckey of this year's draft. Thompson defines "solid." He's 6'11'' and ready to contribute. Now he'll be fighting for time with Jason Smith and Reggie Evans, but Thompson is a blue collar player who lives to play in the low post. Despite the competition he faced, Thompson is someone scouts will love as a role player.


    17. Toronto Raptors

    Robin Lopez, PF/C
    Age: 20, 7'0", 255 lbs.
    Stanford, Sophomore

    This team needs a rugged player who defends and rebounds. Robin Lopez won't give them much offensively, but they should not need it. If they want more offense, they should give either T.J. Ford or Jose Calderon to the highest bidder who can provide a scoring punch alongside Bosh.

    18. Washington Wizards
    Ty Lawson - PG
    20 years old; 5'11"; 175 lbs.
    North Carolina, Sophomore



    19. Cleveland Cavaliers

    Kosta Koufos, C
    19 years old; 7'1"; 245 lbs.
    Ohio State, Freshman


    20. Denver Nuggets
    Mario Chambers, PG/SG
    22 years old; 6'1"; 190 lbs.
    Kansas, Junior


    21. New Jersey Nets
    Donte Greene SF/PF
    20 years old; 6'10"; 220 lbs.
    Syracuse, Freshman


    22. Orlando Magic
    Marreese Speights PF/C
    20 years old; 6'10"; 245 lbs.
    Florida, Sophomore


    23. Utah Jazz
    Roy Hibbert, C
    21 years old; 7'2"; 272 lbs.
    Georgetown, Senior


    24. Seattle Supersonics
    Alexis Ajinca C
    20 years old; 7'1"; 225 lbs.
    Hyeres-Toulon, International


    25. Houston Rockets
    Brandon Rush SG/SF
    22 years old; 6'7"; 211 lbs.
    Kansas, Junior


    26. San Antonio Spurs
    Nicolas Batum SF
    19 years old; 6'8"; 214 lbs.
    Le Mans Sarthe Basket, International


    27. New Orleans Hornets
    Chris Douglas-Roberts, SG/SF
    21 years old; 6'7"; 200 lbs.
    Memphis, Junior


    28. Memphis Grizzlies
    J.J. Hickson PF
    19 years old; 6'9"; 242 lbs.
    N.C. State, Freshman


    29. Detroit Pistons
    JaVale McGee C
    20 years old; 7'0"; 237 lbs.
    Nevada, Sophomore


    30. Boston Celtics
    Wayne Ellington, SG
    20 years old; 6'5"; 190 lbs.
    North Carolina, Sophomore


    I'll re-edit this later; I have more research to do; plus work; plus summer courses =(

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    nyKnicks126 official 2008 draft lottery predictions.
    1.Chicago- Michael Beasley
    2.Miami- Derrick Rose
    3.Minnesota- Eric Gordon* VERY unlikely, but I have a feeling the Foye combo isn't doing them good.
    4.Seattle- Jerryed Bayless
    5.Memphis- Brook Lopez
    6.New York- OJ Mayo(remember Mayo was a 1st overall projected pick last summer, he is a winner, and loves this game)
    7.LA Clippers- Danilo Gallinari
    8.Milwaukee- Anthony Randolph
    9.Charlotte- DeAndre Jordan (or Kevin Love)
    10.New Jersey- Kevin Love (or DeAndre Jordan)
    11.Indiana- DJ Augustin
    12.Sacramento-Russell Westbrook
    13.Portland- Nicolas Batum( quick pickup, but a risk)
    14.Golden State- Darrell Arthur
    15. Phoenix via Atlanta- Donte Green
    16.Philly-JaVale McGee
    17.Toronto- Ty Lawton ( I heard a lot of trade rumors about FORD, and Jose going to Chicago, some have this guy as a late round pick)
    18.Washington-Robin Lopez
    19.Cleveland-Marreese Speights
    20.Denver- Joe Alexander
    21.New Jersey-Kosta Koufos(good pick)
    22.Orlando-Chase Budinger
    23.Jazz-Chris Douglas-Roberts
    24.Seattle Via Phoenix-Roy Hibbert(should have declared last year, I guess he has no luck)
    25.Houston-Jason Thompson (Great pickup)
    26.San Antonio-Brandon Rush (also a great pickup)
    27.New Orleans-JJ. Hickson
    28.Memphis-Nathan Jawai
    29.Detroit-Serge Ibaka(young, but a great pick up at this stage)
    30.Boston-Wayne Ellington

    This draft is filled with talent the first 15 picks talk for themselves, Beasley being the most NBA ready, and probably the rookie of the year for next season.
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    1.Chicago
    Derrick Rose, PG
    Age: 19, 6'3", 190 lbs.
    Memphis, Freshman
    -Just the right choice for them. Hometown kid, wants to win, a very rare PG talent that we rarely witness. They should focus to build the team around him now; keep Nicioni and Gordon. Try to move Deng, Thomas and Hinrich for a big and a shooter. Rose/Gordon/Nicioni/Gooden/Noah isn't a bad at all.

    2.Miami
    Michael Beasley, PF
    Age: 19, 6'9", 235 lbs.
    Kansas State, Freshman
    Miami will dominate the paint now with Wade's penatration and just Beasley being a live body. Plus the fact they have two other guys who live in the paint with Marion and Haslem. Now they need to get that PG who could lead these elite athletes, a PG with range and experience. They don't need to wait tank another year. The East isn't that strong right now. If they grab a vet at PG and solidify their bench a bit, the Heat will be a pretty strong team just on Beasley's arrival alone.


    3.Minnesota
    Brook Lopez, C
    Age: 20, 7'0", 260 lbs.
    Stanford, Sophomore

    Randy Foye isn't the answer at PG, drafting him over Roy was an awful move. Foye is an undersized SG who isn't really that special.

    Al J is awesome, but theres their only legit starter. Jaric, Synder, and Gomes are all bench players.

    So T'Wolves need to trade down; and get as much talent as possible. If I was them, I would trade with the Nets #10 and #21. At 10, they can draft Augustin or just the best player available(there will be plenty). At 20, they can grab someone who can compliment Al Jefferson, like Robin Lopez. A safer pick would be Brandon Rush or Chris DR, they need a SG. Brewer is a total bust; McHale is really one of the worst GM's in the league. T'Wovles were very close to having a title but a lot of bad decisions and an unhappy KG kept them from getting to the top. Now its back to the bottom.

    Most likely Mayo will be taken @ this pick tho.

    4.Seattle
    Kevin Love, PF/C
    Age: 19, 6'10", 260 lbs.
    UCLA, Freshman

    Seattle should try to grab Bayless or Kevin Love. Kevin can dominate the paint and shoot outside. He and Durant would be a dangerous duo. Bayless tends to be a ball hog and will take touches away from Durant in the perimeter. Love is a guy who doesn't hang around the perimeter despite being a great shooter. He's a great passer and has good chemistry with his perimeter players. Seattle should consider this move; if not take Lopez who would also tag up well with Durant.

    They need to move on with Wilcox, Petro and Swift. Bad decisions by the organization. Keep Watson; elite defender and isn't a terrible shoooter...good veteran PG NEEDED for a team with young players...they could draft a franchise PG next year.

    The top 3 for Seattle
    Lopez
    Love
    Bayless

    Wildcard
    O.J. Mayo


    5.Memphis
    DeAndre Jordan, C
    Age: 19, 7'0", 260 lbs.
    Texas A&M, Freshman

    Memphis has an unnecessary clog of PG's on their team. Conley is the best PG; he averaged about 15/5/5 shooting over 40% from 3pt range in April. Memphis is solid with Mike Miller; one of the leagues best shooters and can rebound and pass the ball well at the SG position. He's a veteran thats needed; they don't need to move him. Rudy Gay is the best player on the team, an amazing all around talent that can play multiple positions, is a freak athlete, good shooter, rebounder, has moves in the post and is becoming a good defender. But the problem is his game is like Shawn Marion's, you can't depend on him to carry the team. All Gay can do is assist the team with his all around attributes. Memphis could actually use a guy like Zach Randolph; because they already have a shot blocker in Darko. Jordan would be a typical pick for them; if they can improve Jordan's work ethic and the time he puts into practicing basketball; they'll have a monster. If Lopez is available, they should go with the safe pick and take Lopez who would contribute right away.


    6. New York
    O.J. Mayo, PG/SG
    Age: 20, 6'5", 195 lbs.
    USC, Freshman

    Where do I start? This is my team, my passion.

    PG is the most important position. Though Marbury is still a very good PG in the NBA, he has an expiring contract is on the down hill position in his stellar career. Marbury won't be the PG of New York in the future. Therefor we need to fill the PG position with the best available PG's.

    What should the Knicks look for in a PG?

    Elite skills in creating shots for himself and his teammates
    Great work ethic for major improvement and progression each season.
    The best passer available.
    A guy with range to keep the defense honest.
    PG who isn't afraid of the clutch and is willing to take on the leadership role of the team.

    Augustin is a sleeper pick Knicks can't pass on if Mayo and Lopez are gone.

    At SG, its really simple. Mayo is a special prospect and probably the best all around guard prospect in the draft. If he's available Knicks must take him. Crawford's playing style will keep us in a losing position until he's gone from the team. Guarantee this; once Crawford is traded, the Knicks winning % will sky rocket.

    at SF, Anthony Randolph won't be a bad pick; but SF is a very easy position to fill in. I would prefer a guy like Joe Alexander who is more skilled, physical and just as athletic; being the superior shooter/scorer.

    at PF, we'll be fine with Lee; if he doesn't improve we can seek an improvement later in the future.

    at C, Lopez would be the man.


    7.Los Angeles
    Jerryd Bayless, PG/SG
    Age: 19, 6'3", 199 lbs.
    Arizona, Freshman

    Brands injury kept the Clippers far away from the competitive top 8 in the West. Maggatte and Kaman did have career years though. So if Brand is healthy, Clippers front court is pretty much set.

    But they one of the worst backcourts the NBA. The aging undersized duo of Knight and Mobley won't cut it. Livingston is always injured every season and won't improve because injuries do play an affect in your ability and confidence.

    Clippers need to look for the best available guards in this draft. Bayless hopefully falls to them, if not Westbrook would be a 2nd good choice. They don't need Gordon as much because all Gordon is an athletic Cuttino Mobley.

    8.Milwaukee
    Eric Gordon, SG
    Age: 19, 6'3", 215 lbs.
    Indiana, Freshman

    The best thing you can say about the Bucks is Bogut's improvement. He's now in the range of 15 PPG 10 rebounds and 2 blocks, not bad for a number pick who's still improving. His one on one defense has been good, and is probably the Bucks only good defender.

    Villanueva, Williams and Redd are probably the worst at their position on terms of man to man defense. This three some really hurts the Bucks from ever even thinking about contending. Redd isn't a franchise player or a guy that can carry a team. He'll be a great secondary scorer though. Bucks should consider trading him and moving on.

    This pick is based on best player available.

    Wildcard pick
    Joe Alexander

    9.Charlotte
    Anthony Randolph, SF/PF
    Age: 18, 6'11", 220 lbs.
    LSU, Freshman

    J-Rich trade was good for the Bobcats, but now they need a player to compliment Okafor's weaknesses. The ideal player would be Love, but he may not be available for them. Anthony Randolph would be another choice for them, but still a risky position for the Bobcats. Darell Arthur would be the most safe and available pick for them.


    10.New Jersey
    Danilo Gallinari, SF
    Age: 19, 6'9", 209 lbs.
    Armani Jeans Milano, International

    For the Nets; it comes down to 3 guys. Gallinari, Randolph and Jordan. Joe Alexander could be available as a replacement since Richard Jefferson may be on the trade block. Nets don't have to worry so much since they have a developing young PG with great defensive skills and athletic/speed ability like Harris. Carter, like Redd cannot carry a team. Nets need to either use their two first rounders to try acquire a guy who can bring this team to the playoffs.

    11.Indiana
    D.J. Augustin, PG
    Age: 20, 6ft, 181lbs.
    Texas, Sophomore

    Tinsley is finished; injury prone PG who hasn't improved much at all. They need a PG desperately, and just more talented players period. They're set at SG/SF with Dunleavy/Granger. O'Neill and their other big men are aging and are on the decline. Augustin, McGee, Kosta Koufos, and Darell Arthur would all be very strong picks.


    12.Sacramento
    Darrell Arthur,PF
    Age: 20, 6'9", 215 lbs.
    Kansas, Sophomore
    -Similar to Indiana, in need of a PG and some big men. Hawes is still developing, a great complimentary player would be Arthur(King Arthur would be a sick nickname too) if DJ Augustin is still avaible, Kings can't pass him up for nothing. Arthur is a player thats under the radar with all the exclusive big men prospects in this draft. This could be a place for Arthur to sign, and a good partner for a guy like Spencer Hawes. Kings would of been a playoff team in the East; if they get King Arthur and sign a PG thats better than Udirth, I wouldn't be surprised to see them not in the lottery next year.

    13.Portland
    Russell Westbrook, PG/SG
    Age: 19, 6'3", 187 lbs.
    UCLA, Sophomore

    Nothing could be better for Portland if Westbrook fell to them. He would fit in perfect with their system. Portland is a borderline playoff team and basically a lock for the players with the return of Oden. Westbrook would pair up with a very good passing and fundamental SG in Roy. Both Westbrook and Roy would compliment and fill each other's gaps.


    14.Golden State
    Joe Alexander, SF/PF
    Age: 21, 6'8", 230 lbs.
    West Virginia, Junior

    GS should consider trading this pick to obtain an A caliber player. Davis is a B+ caliber player and everyone elso is a B-C+. They need a guy who can compete lead GS against guys like Bryant, Duncan, Paul, Williams, Nowitski, Yao, etc. Davis isn't that dude.


    15. Phoenix Suns
    Chase Budinger, SG/SF
    Age: 20, 6'7", 190 lbs.
    Arizona, Sophomore
    -Raja Bell is aging, Budinger is a local guy who would enjoy playing with Steve Nash as an athlete who can play the spot up shooter. Phoneix just needs more depth at the guard position.

    16. Philadelphia 76ers
    Jason Thompson, PF
    Age: 21, 6'11", 250 lbs.
    Rider, Senior
    -This is the Rodney Stuckey of this year's draft. Thompson defines "solid." He's 6'11'' and ready to contribute. Now he'll be fighting for time with Jason Smith and Reggie Evans, but Thompson is a blue collar player who lives to play in the low post. Despite the competition he faced, Thompson is someone scouts will love as a role player. Philadelphia is an underrated upcoming team that is a PF away from making noise in the East. As long Miller and Dalembert stays healthy, Andre and Young continue to develop and progression, they will be a force. Thomspon is a guy who could contribute right away similar to how Frye did for the Knicks. Having 6"11 PF that can hit mid range shots with consistency would boost Philadelphia to the next level.

    17. Toronto Raptors
    Robin Lopez, PF/C
    Age: 20, 7'0", 255 lbs.
    Stanford, Sophomore

    This team needs a rugged player who defends and rebounds. Robin Lopez won't give them much offensively, but they should not need it. If they want more offense, they should give either T.J. Ford or Jose Calderon to the highest bidder who can provide a scoring punch alongside Bosh.

    18. Washington Wizards
    Ty Lawson - PG
    20 years old; 5'11"; 175 lbs.
    North Carolina, Sophomore
    -This may be a reach, but Wizards could use another PG besides Daniels. Will Arenas return? I feel like Washington could be a better team without him. Lawson is a local guy who fit in nicely @ Washington just base on his pure speed and athletic ability and his passing skills. His jump shot has been questioned; but shouldn't be a problem in a high scoring team like Washington.

    19. Cleveland Cavaliers
    Kosta Koufos, C
    19 years old; 7'1"; 245 lbs.
    Ohio State, Freshman
    -Big Z is getting slow; this is their best replacement. He isn't a Big Z clone, but he's 7"1 and can shoot the basketball. A great compliment for Lebron and the pick and roll. That'll develop Kosta's confidence. Once his post game develops, Cleveland would have a steal.

    20. Denver Nuggets
    JaVale McGee C
    20 years old; 7'0"; 237 lbs.
    -Martin, Camby and Nene aren't really guys you would consider iron men with their fair history of injuries. Denver should look to grab an additional big man.

    21. New Jersey Nets
    Donte Greene SF/PF
    20 years old; 6'10"; 220 lbs.
    Syracuse, Freshman
    -Just an addition of more talent in their front court.

    22. Orlando Magic
    Marreese Speights PF/C
    20 years old; 6'10"; 245 lbs.
    Florida, Sophomore
    -Dwight needs help, move Hedo to SG(he plays around the perimeter most of the time) Speights is a guy who could be a lottery pick next year. This is a good situation for him and Orlando where he doesn't have to do too much. Once he adjust to the NBA, we could see this kid start and produce next to the best young big man in the NBA.

    23. Utah Jazz
    Roy Hibbert, C
    21 years old; 7'2"; 272 lbs.
    Georgetown, Senior
    -Boozer/Milsap Okur/Hibbert would be a very productive 4-some in the paint

    24. Seattle Supersonics
    Alexis Ajinca C
    20 years old; 7'1"; 225 lbs.
    Hyeres-Toulon, International


    25. Houston Rockets
    Brandon Rush SG/SF
    22 years old; 6'7"; 211 lbs.
    Kansas, Junior
    -Best player available, gives them another slasher.

    26. San Antonio Spurs
    Nicolas Batum SF
    19 years old; 6'8"; 214 lbs.
    Le Mans Sarthe Basket, International
    -Bowen's replacement


    27. New Orleans Hornets
    Chris Douglas-Roberts, SG/SF
    21 years old; 6'7"; 200 lbs.
    Memphis, Junior
    -Elite winning team obtain elite winning player;should fit nice with NO's gap @ the SG position.

    28. Memphis Grizzlies
    J.J. Hickson PF
    19 years old; 6'9"; 242 lbs.
    N.C. State, Freshman
    -desperate need in of front court support

    29. Detroit Pistons
    Serge Ibaka PF
    18 years old; 6'10"; 220 lbs.
    CB L'Hospitalet, International
    -would be mentored by Rasheed and eventually develop into a solid contributor

    30. Boston Celtics
    Wayne Ellington, SG
    20 years old; 6'5"; 190 lbs.
    North Carolina, Sophomore
    -Ray Allen's replacement.

    31. Minnesota
    Joey Dorsey

    32. Seattle
    Kyle Weaver SG/SF
    22 years old; 6'6"; 201 lbs.
    Washington State, Senior
    -This is an ideal pick for them. Elite perimeter defender thats needed in a young team. He can play multiple positions also just like how Durant and Green does.

    33. Portland

    34. Minnesota

    35. LA Clippers
    Shan Foster SG
    21 years old; 6'6"; 205 lbs.
    Vanderbilt, Senior

    36. Portland-

    37. Milwaukee


    39. Chicago
    Nathan Jawai C
    21 years old; 6'10"; 282 lbs.
    Cairns Taipans, International
    -Chicago gets their beast down low; a power big man who be a problem in the paint.

    40. New Jersey

    41. Indiana
    D.J. White PF
    Age: 21, 6'9", 230 lbs.
    Indiana, Senior
    They need big man help, D.J. White is a 2nd round pick you won't forget about.


    42. Sacramento
    Mario Chalmers PG/SG
    22 years old; 6'1"; 190 lbs.
    Kansas, Junior
    -best PG available, best defensive PG in the draft; came from a winning program, could possible team up with Arthur again back in Sacramento.

    43. Seattle


    44. Golden State

    45. Sacramento

    46. Utah

    47. San Antonio
    Shan Foster SG
    21 years old; 6'6"; 205 lbs.
    Vanderbilt, Senior
    -Finley's replacement

    48. Washington- Joey Dorsey
    49. Phoenix
    50. Seattle
    51. Dallas
    52. Miami
    53. Utah
    54. Houston
    55. Portland
    56. Seattle
    57. San Antonio
    58. LA Lakers
    59. Detroit
    60. Boston

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    I think Minn could take Mayo.. but i also think Anothny could go to NJ for NJ's pick...

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